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Employee Outreach

About Employee Outreach

Discover, engage, and thrive with Cornell Wellness. We provide multiple options for you and your department to choose from. All of the offerings are free, several are virtual, and most do not require a Wellness Recreation Membership. Jump to and explore: workshops for your department, short duration series style classes (including Wellness group exercise classes and instructional group activity classes), experiential campaigns (including quarterly health campaigns and experiential challenges), community chats, and support groups.

Wellness Workshops For Your Department

Cornell Wellness staff are available to provide workshops, lectures, and demos on many different topics to your department, unit or division on-demand and by request. Most offerings run 30-60 minutes. A minimum of 10 registrants are requested but exceptions can be made. Workshops provided in-person and through Zoom (unless noted). Click the button below to connect with Wellness' administrative assistant through email and indicate which workshop you would like, or you can ask to be connected with Wellness staff to talk through which workshop may be the best fit.

Request A Workshop

Department Workshop Options

Meditation For The Non-Meditator

Request this workshop, and you and your colleagues will be invited to try out 3 different forms of meditation, led by Wellness staff. Don’t consider yourself a meditator but intrigued by some of the health benefits associated with meditation such as improved sleep quality, decreased blood pressure, improved ability to manage cravings and eating behaviors? Give this workshop a try. 

 Top 8 Ways To Get Motivated To Move

Have you been stuck thinking about becoming more physically active, but haven’t taken action yet? Are you waiting for inspiration? Wait no longer. Request this workshop and get motivated to move!

Customized Stretching And Mobility Sessions

Cornell employees have a wide variety of jobs that require different levels of physical activity and ergonomics. For this workshop, Wellness staff will design a stretching and mobility session that addresses the specific needs of employees in your department. This is an active session where participants will learn and practice movements. By the end of the session, employees will receive a list of movements that they can continue to do together as a group or on their own.  

Changing The Fitness Narrative

In US society today, there is a lot of pressure to be perfect: to have the perfect body, to do the perfect workouts, to eat the perfect diet. Join Wellness staff to debunk fitness myths and reflect on our connections to physical activity. During this workshop, participants will have multiple ways to explore the meaning of movement and exercise in their lives, including guided self-reflection and group discussions. 

Wellness Short Duration Series Style Classes 

Wellness Group Exercise Classes (Wellness Recreation Membership Required)

Spontaneous Yoga (Virtual Jan 9-Feb 29) 

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am, January 9-February 29

  • 8 weeks, via Zoom

  • Register here

Spontaneous Yoga includes breath, healthy joint movement, pain science, and yoga. There are many different options for different bodies and abilities. Class is heart centered, trauma informed, and meditative. If you want to sit during the class, have a sturdy chair with no arms or a couch handy. Class ends with a meditation that can be done laying down or comfortably seated. If you get cold easily, you may want a blanket. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Monday, January 8. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Spontaneous Yoga II (Virtual Mar 5-May 23)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am, March 5-May 23

  • Zoom

  • Register here

Spontaneous Yoga includes breath work, healthy joint movement, and yoga. There are many different options provided for all bodies and abilities. Class is heart-centered, trauma-informed, pain science informed, and meditative. If you want to sit, or need to sit during the class, have a sturdy chair with no arms or a couch handy. Class ends with a meditation that can be done lying down or comfortably seated. If you get cold easily, you may want a blanket. Questions? Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Spontaneous Yoga II (Virtual Mar 6-May 22)

Spontaneous Yoga includes breath work, healthy joint movement, and yoga. There are many different options provided for all bodies and abilities. Class is heart-centered, trauma-informed, pain science informed, and meditative. If you want to sit, or need to sit during the class, have a sturdy chair with no arms or a couch handy. Class ends with a meditation that can be done lying down or comfortably seated. If you get cold easily, you may want a blanket. Questions? Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Zumba® Gold (Virtual Jan 10-Mar 1)

  • Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:10-8:50am, January 10-March 1
  • 8 weeks, via Zoom
  • Register here

This class is designed for those who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original Zumba moves at a lower intensity with easy-to-follow choreography. The class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance, as well as range of motion and coordination. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Tuesday, January 9. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Zumba® Gold II (Virtual Mar 6-May 17)

  • Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:10-8:50am, March 6-May 17
  • Zoom
  • Register here

This cardio class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. Also great for anyone at any age looking for a moderate intensity energizing class. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and invigorated. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Ballet Barre (Virtual Jan 18-Feb 22)

  • Thursdays, 8:10-8:55am, January 18-February 22
  • 6 weeks, via Zoom
  • Register here

Barre is a high-energy, low-impact, full-body workout. You will target specific muscles using isolated exercises to sculpt your arms, legs, and glutes while focusing on core and alignment. This class is inspired by ballet and set to music but is not considered a dance class. This course is an open-level format to help you build strength, improve posture and flexibility while creating long lean muscles. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Wednesday, January 17. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Ballet Barre Fitness II (Virtual Feb 29-May 23)

Barre is a high-energy, low-impact, full-body workout. You will target specific muscles using isolated exercises to sculpt your arms, legs, and glutes while focusing on core and alignment. This class is inspired by ballet and set to music but is not considered a dance class. This course is an open-level format to help you build strength, improve posture and flexibility while creating long lean muscles. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Barre II (Virtual Feb 28-Mar 20)

  • Wednesdays, 10:00-10:50am, February 28-March 20
  • 4 weeks, Zoom
  • Register here

Barre is a high-energy, low-impact, full-body workout. You will target specific muscles using isolated exercises to sculpt your arms, legs, and glutes while focusing on core and alignment. This class is inspired by ballet and set to music but is not considered a dance class. This course is an open-level format to help you build strength, and improve posture and flexibility while creating long lean muscles. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Pilates (Virtual Jan 17-Mar 6)

  • Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm, January 17-March 6
  • 8 weeks, via Zoom
  • You must provide your own foam roller (preferably OPTP soft roller) and 1, 2, or 3 lb. hand weights
  • Register here

This class honors the practice of Pilates & the body, assisting each individual with attaining increased body awareness, flexibility, strength, grace, and ease of motion. You will be guided through how to recruit the appropriate muscle groups to support each movement and activity, advancing your peak strength and stamina. Pilates is beneficial for everyday activities and sport enthusiasts. This class provides an entire body work out, with an engaged mind, for very special results. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Thursday, January 16. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Pilates II (Virtual Mar 13-May 22)

  • Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm, March 13-May 22
  • Zoom
  • It's recommended you provide your own foam roller (preferably OPTP soft roller) and 1, 2, or 3 lb. hand weights
  • Register here

This class honors the practice of Pilates & the body, assisting each individual with attaining increased body awareness, flexibility, strength, grace, and ease of motion. You will be guided through how to recruit the appropriate muscle groups to support each movement and activity, advancing your peak strength and stamina. Pilates is beneficial for everyday activities and sport enthusiasts. This class provides an entire body work out, with an engaged mind, for very special results. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Early Morning Yoga (Virtual Jan 12-Mar 1)

  • Fridays, 7:00-8:00am, January 12-March 1
  • 8 weeks, via Zoom
  • Register here

Start your day in a Zen way! Wake up, stretch it out, and shake it off with this fun and interactive morning yoga class. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Thursday, January 11. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Early Morning Yoga II (Virtual Mar 8-May 24)

Start your day in a Zen way! Wake up, stretch it out, and shake it off with this fun and interactive morning yoga class. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Adult Ballet (Virtual Jan 18-Feb 22)

  • Thursdays, 9:00-9:50am, January 18-February 22
  • 6 weeks, via Zoom
  • Register here

A ballet class for any level of experience. Whether you danced ballet as a child or just dreamed of dancing, you'll be able to explore the beauty of ballet while working your entire body from your toes all the way up to the top of your head, improving posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. What’s more, ballet is also good for your brain/body connection too, learning new movement patterns and musicality. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Wednesday, January 17. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Adult Ballet II (Virtual Feb 29-May 23)

A ballet class for any level of experience. Whether you danced ballet as a child or just dreamed of dancing, you'll be able to explore the beauty of ballet while working your entire body from your toes all the way up to the top of your head, improving posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. What’s more, ballet is also good for your brain/body connection too, learning new movement patterns and musicality. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Pilates (Virtual Jan 19-Feb 23)

  • Fridays, 9:00-10:00am, January 19-February 23
  • 6 weeks, via Zoom
  • Register here

In this class we incorporate the key principles from Joseph Pilates’ now-infamous method: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow. Following the traditional Pilates mat sequence, you will be challenged to explore where your body is holding and moving each week and seek to relinquish old patterns while waking up underused and overlooked muscles. No matter if you practiced Pilates previously, currently, or not at all, all are welcome. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Thursday, January 18. After start date of class, Zoom link will be sent to new class registrants with an active Wellness Recreation Membership once per week on the closest Friday.

Pilates II (Virtual Mar 1-May 24)

In this class we incorporate the key principles from Joseph Pilates’ now-infamous method: centering, concentration, control, precision, breath, and flow. Following the traditional Pilates mat sequence, you will be challenged to explore where your body is holding and moving each week and seek to relinquish old patterns while waking up underused and overlooked muscles. No matter if you practiced Pilates previously, currently, or not at all, all are welcome. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. The class Zoom link will be sent out the day before the class begins. If you have registered after the class begins, the class link will be sent out on the Friday after you registered. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Morning Hatha Flow (In-Person Jan 10-Feb 28)

  • Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00am, January 10-February 28, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • 8 weeks, in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring with you your own yoga mat, water bottle, blocks, blankets, or any other equipment you may desire for class
  • Register here

Hatha Flow brings breathwork, flowing movements, sun salutations, and yoga poses to life in an invigorating class. Get your morning started right and head into your day feeling revitalized and relaxed! Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Morning Hatha Flow Yoga II (In-Person Mar 6-May 22)

  • Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00am, March 6-May 22, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring with you your own yoga mat, water bottle, blocks, blankets, or any other equipment you may desire for class
  • Register here

Hatha Flow brings breathwork, flowing movements, sun salutations, and yoga poses to life in an invigorating class. Get your morning started right and head into your day feeling revitalized and relaxed! Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Spontaneous Yoga (In-Person Jan 10-Feb 28)

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45am, January 10-February 28, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • 8 weeks, in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring with you your own yoga mat, water bottle, blocks, blankets, and any other equipment you may desire for class
  • Register here

Spontaneous Yoga is a yoga class that includes breath work, healthy joint movement, and more. There are many different options provided for movement that make this class great for all bodies and abilities. Class is heart centered, trauma informed, and meditative. If you want to sit during the class, there are chairs available. Class ends with a meditation that can be done laying down or comfortably seated. If you get cold easily, you may want a blanket. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. 

Pilates (In-Person Jan 22-Mar 11)

  • Mondays, 8:00-9:00am, January 22-March 11, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • 8 weeks, in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring with you your own foam roller (preferably OPTP soft roller) and 1, 2, or 3 lb. hand weights
  • Register here

This class honors the practice of Pilates & the body, building strength in the core and beyond. Pilates is beneficial for everyday activities and sport enthusiasts. This class provides an entire body work out, with an engaged mind, for very special results. Benefits of Pilates include attaining increased body awareness, flexibility, strength, grace, and ease of motion. You will be guided through how to recruit the appropriate muscle groups to support each movement and activity, advancing your peak strength and stamina. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. 

Pilates II (In-Person Mar 18-May 20)

  • Mondays, 8:00-9:00am, March 18-May 20, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring with you your own foam roller (preferably OPTP soft roller) and 1, 2, or 3 lb. hand weights
  • Register here

This class honors the practice of Pilates & the body, building strength in the core and beyond. Pilates is beneficial for everyday activities and sport enthusiasts. This class provides an entire body work out, with an engaged mind, for very special results. Benefits of Pilates include attaining increased body awareness, flexibility, strength, grace, and ease of motion. You will be guided through how to recruit the appropriate muscle groups to support each movement and activity, advancing your peak strength and stamina. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. 

Core & More II (In-Person Mar 5-May 21)

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00-8:00am, March 5-May 21, Location: HR Wellbeing Room - 345 Pine Tree Road, East Hill Plaza
  • in-person
  • This is a carry-in, carry-out class. Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle, towel, and any other equipment you may desire for class
  • Register here

Core training is the foundation of all human movement. This class will improve functional strength for daily activities while using exercises that will tighten, tone, and focus on the core. Standing body weight exercises and laying mat exercises will be executed during this class. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. It's okay to attend just Tuesdays, just Thursdays, or both. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Ballet Barre (In-Person Jan 16-Feb 20)

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-8:50am, January 16-February 20, Location: Helen Newman Hall Classroom
  • 6 weeks, in-person
  • Register here

Barre is a high-energy, low-impact, full-body workout. You will target specific muscles using isolated exercises to sculpt your arms, legs, and glutes while focusing on core and alignment. This class is inspired by ballet and set to music but is not considered a dance class. This class is an open-level format to help you build strength, improve posture and flexibility, while creating long lean muscles. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. 

Ballet Barre Fitness II (In-Person Feb 27-May 21)

  • Tuesdays, 8:00-8:50am, February 27-May 21, Location: Helen Newman Hall Classroom
  • in-person
  • Register here

Barre is a high-energy, low-impact, full-body workout. You will target specific muscles using isolated exercises to sculpt your arms, legs, and glutes while focusing on core and alignment. This class is inspired by ballet and set to music but is not considered a dance class. This class is an open-level format to help you build strength, improve posture and flexibility, while creating long lean muscles. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership. 

Ballet Boxing (In-Person Jan 16-Feb 20)

  • Tuesdays, 9:00-9:50am, January 16-February 20; Location: Helen Newman Hall Classroom
  • 6 weeks, in-person
  • Register here

Ballet boxing is a moderate to higher intensity, full cardio workout combining the strength and agility of boxing with the grace and beauty of ballet. You'll be led through exercises such as punches and kicks along with some ballet movements. There will also be some “bob & weave” exercises, rhythmic jump rope exercises (with an invisible jump rope!), “ballerina” jacks, and more. Classes finish with mat work and stretching. Do you want a cardio workout that also sculpts and tones your arms, abs, and legs in one fell swoop, but you're tired of the average workout routine? Then give Ballet Boxing a shot. This class is fun and innovative, and made for everyone. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Ballet Boxing II (In-Person Feb 27-May 21)

  • Tuesdays, 9:00-9:50am, February 27-May 21; Location: Helen Newman Hall Classroom
  • in-person
  • Register here

Ballet boxing is a moderate to higher intensity, full cardio workout combining the strength and agility of boxing with the grace and beauty of ballet. You'll be led through exercises such as punches and kicks along with some ballet movements. There will also be some “bob & weave” exercises, rhythmic jump rope exercises (with an invisible jump rope!), “ballerina” jacks, and more. Classes finish with mat work and stretching. Do you want a cardio workout that also sculpts and tones your arms, abs, and legs in one fell swoop, but you're tired of the average workout routine? Then give Ballet Boxing a shot. This class is fun and innovative, and made for everyone. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Viral Dance Class (In-Person Jan 19-Feb 23) 

  • Fridays, 8:00-8:50am, January 19-February 23; Location; Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio
  • 6 weeks
  • Register here

Get moving and dance like no one is watching. Join this class for a fun cardio workout while learning popular choreography from TV, movies, music videos, and TikTok. You may even learn to “Dance the Night Away” from the 2023 Barbie movie. Come get your groove on, break a sweat, and be inspired to embrace the joy of dance. No dance experience needed, just a desire to move your body and try something different. Class begins with a 15-20 min warm-up (complete with ab and squat sequences) followed by learning and then attempting some new dance moves. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

 Viral Dance Class II (In-Person Mar 1-May 24)

  • Fridays, 8:00-8:50am, March 1-May 24; Location; Helen Newman Hall Dance Studio
  • in-person
  • Register here

Get moving and dance like no one is watching. Join this class for a fun cardio workout while learning popular choreography from TV, movies, music videos, and TikTok. You may even learn to “Dance the Night Away” from the 2023 Barbie movie. Come get your groove on, break a sweat, and be inspired to embrace the joy of dance. No dance experience needed, just a desire to move your body and try something different. Class begins with a 15-20 min warm-up (complete with ab and squat sequences) followed by learning and then attempting some new dance moves. Contact C. Lucas or Kerry Howell with any questions. Registered participants must have an active Wellness Recreation Membership.

Wellness Instructional Group Activity Classes (No Membership Needed, unless noted in description)

Morning Meditation With Wellness (Virtual)

  • Held Fridays, 9-9:30am, February 16-March 29
  • Register here for these Zoom sessions
  • Open to the entire Cornell community; no membership required

Join these 30-minute morning guided meditation sessions, facilitated by Kerry Howell, Cornell Wellness staff, live through Zoom. You’ll be invited to sit with your gaze lowered, or eyes closed, in a comfortable space of your choosing while you are led through a meditation designed to enhance your mindfulness by focusing on the breath and bringing calmness to the busy mind. You can attend one or more of these drop-in sessions from anywhere, and you need not attend previous sessions to join later in the series. Contact Kerry Howell with any questions. 

Stretch With Wellness (Virtual)

  • Held Tuesdays, 12:15-12:45pm, March 5-April 9
  • Register here for these Zoom sessions
  • Open to the entire Cornell community; no membership required

Back by popular demand! Join this 6-week stretching series, facilitated by C Lucas, Cornell Wellness staff, designed to help you loosen muscles and recharge at the noon-time hour. These 30-minute sessions will run from 12:15-12:45pm to provide you with transition time before and after. Each session will include a combination of active, energizing stretches and soothing, relaxing stretches. You can attend one or more of these drop-in sessions from anywhere, and you need not attend previous sessions to join later in the series. No equipment is necessary, though some of the stretches will be from a chair. Contact C Lucas with any questions.

Strength Training Anywhere (Virtual)

Are you wanting to try strength training, but you don't have equipment or you’re not sure how to get started? Join this 6-week series if you are looking to increase your knowledge and gain strength training experience with a coach there to help. These 45-minute sessions will include an intro to movements, adapting exercises to the objects you have in your space, and putting exercises together into a full-body workout. If you have equipment such as dumbbells or resistance bands, great. However, no special equipment is needed as you can use objects found in and around your space such as a sturdy backpack or tote bag instead. You can expect to learn safe techniques and get a full-body workout. By the end of the sessions, you’ll have a list of exercises to continue to use on your own. Contact C Lucas with any questions. 

Wellness Experiential Campaigns

Campus-wide Quarterly Health Campaigns

All About Cholesterol And Your Health

  • Monday, September 18-Friday, September 29

Check out Wellness' Instagram, the Wellness Weekly Update e-newsletter, and Wellness' website for upcoming nutrition and fitness information, workshops, and prize giveaways pertaining to cholesterol and your overall health

Cholesterol is a natural component in everyone’s blood and supports functions within the body. It’s only when bad cholesterol causes plaque to build up in your arteries that it’s considered a major risk factor for heart attack, heart disease and stroke. September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it's high. National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach your cholesterol goals. A large part of preventing and treating the condition is understanding it, so stay on the lookout for resources to help you better understand what cholesterol is and what you can do to improve your overall health. Contact Derek Fiacco, Wellness' RDN, with any questions.

Understanding Diabetes 

  • Monday, December 11-Friday, December 22

Check out Wellness' Instagram, the Wellness Weekly Update e-newsletter, and Wellness' website for upcoming nutrition and fitness information, workshops, and prize giveaways pertaining to diabetes and your overall health

Whether you're newly diagnosed, have had type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a while, or you're helping a loved one, this campaign will offer information on how you can start living a healthier life. Eating well with diabetes doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods, it's about finding the balance between keeping the flavors you love and incorporating the nutrients you need to live well with diabetes. Contact Derek Fiacco, Wellness' RDN, with any questions.

Virtual diabetes workshop
Nutrition Management Of Diabetes - Presented by Derek Fiacco, RDN

  • Thursday, 12-12:45pm, December 21, via Zoom
  • Register here - A Zoom link will automatically be sent to you upon registration

This virtual workshop covers the following topics:
Types of diabetes
Overview of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
General nutrition recommendations for diabetes
Reading food labels for added sugar
Plate Method
Meal and snack ideas
Controlling diabetes and staying healthy
 

Campus-wide Experiential Challenges

Habit Stacking 4-Week Experience

  • Register here
  • Monday, October 23-Friday, November 19
  • Open to the entire Cornell community; no membership needed

Are you wanting to make a change? Have you tried making a change in the past and it didn’t stick? Forming a new habit or changing an old one can be hard, but it is doable! Sign up for this 4-week experience to set yourself up for success and to form connections with others in the Cornell community. You choose the healthy habit you want to work on, and Cornell Wellness staff will guide you through the proven Habit Stacking process. You’ll focus on a new skill/part of the process each week, and by the end of the 4 weeks you’ll be well on your way. Open to the entire Cornell community; no membership required. Questions? Contact Wellness Community Programming Specialist, C Lucas.

Wellness Community Chats

Tips To Help Adjust To Daylight Saving Time

On November 5 Daylight Saving Time Ends– Clocks turn back and darkness descends an hour earlier, potentially affecting your sleep routine

  • Thursday, 12:30-1:00pm, November 9, via Zoom
  • Register here
  • Open to the entire Cornell community; no membership required

Do you find yourself struggling with the changing of the clocks each time Daylight Saving Time rolls around? Whether it’s springing forward or falling back, clock changes can have a significant impact on your sleep. Join this community wellness chat to connect with Cornell Wellness staff and each other on the topic of time changes and sleep. You’ll leave with helpful tips and strategies for easing the transition of current (and future) time changes.

This community chat is facilitated by Kerry Howell and C Lucas, Cornell Wellness staff. Contact Kerry at kk253@cornell.edu or C at cl2478@cornell.edu with any questions. You will receive a Zoom link a few days before the session.

Wellness Support Groups

New offering coming soon